I have been here in Ireland about 4 weeks. I have had a couple friends come visit me here. I have joined a cha-cha/salsa class. Some of the people I work with are on holiday. I haven’t really been able to join a church yet for a variety of reasons (mostly having to do with awkward transportation troubles when I first got here) – I visited a couple but none of them know me yet. So I don’t really have friends here. I was invited by one of my co-workers who is away on holiday to an event in the city: prayer, … Continue reading My Friday Night All by Myself
Who can sing every single word to that wonderful 90’s song that the Spice Girls gave us? “Me me me me!” Hahaha. It’s true. I am surrounded by a lot of great friends and I knew a long time ago if a guy wanted to be serious about me he’d have to basically woo them too. Hey man, they have a girls back. 🙂 lol. I like to live IN community and not be an island. (Kbs’ rap Lighter Fluid now floating through my head) But I realized something else tonight as I was reading yet another article by Mark Driscoll … Continue reading "If ya wanna be my lover*.. ya gotta get wit my friends" – How to Get a Date with Me
I love this. It is the one website I use almost every day. http://www.fitnessmagazine.com I get an email from them nearly every day about something useful: healthy eating, new exercises, old exercises, how to train for a half marathon, how to do krav maga as a workout, how to keep the training varied, playlists, sun safety tips. It is brilliant. Not fad ish. All the dieting and exercise tips are real and based on real exercise and science and not the latest quack fad on you know, “cutting calories to 500 a day and hoping to gain muscle mass.” When … Continue reading Big up to Fitness.
#13 Redemption Redemption follows along closely with forgiveness. I don’t know how it works exactly, but I know it’s true. It is the old magic that Aslan was talking about in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Redemption is one of the most beautiful things in the world. We need it. All of us. Redemption takes what is broken and makes it whole again. It “redeems” something good out of the shittiness. Can I say that? I wrote “horribleness” and it didn’t quite sound right so I wrote shittiness. Sorry. That’s crass but you know when you get to … Continue reading
I watched part of this live chat tonight and enjoyed it. Hope you do too. After I get some sleep in me, I’ll try to watch the rest tomorrow. Continue reading A rapper, a pastor, a lil boy and man talk: Hangout w/ Lecrae & Mark Driscoll
#12 Forgiveness I’ll be honest with you: I wish I was writing about anything else right now. The word forgiveness is near and painful to my heart. But this is the next post scheduled for the 30-30 series and now I think it is time. This has been one of my biggest lessons in life and it is one that I think I will be learning over and over again for a long time. I find it easy to make friends. I love people deeply and easily. I am not easily offended. I have a lot of relationships in … Continue reading #12 Forgiveness
#11 Conflict I used to go hide in the bathroom when I needed to cry at school. It wasn’t often but I thought you had to be strong. I didn’t want people to see me cry. I hated conflict. I am sensitive. I hate seeing people angry at one another. I hate people being angry with me. I had not seen conflict modeled well. Anger was often explosive from one party or passive aggressive from another. So my way of dealing with it was to avoid it. Lots of tears in private, but never addressing the party who hurt me. Then … Continue reading